Broome County Calls for Walls for Round 2 of iDistricts Public Art Program | WIVT

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From the Broome County Planning Department:

BROOME COUNTY, NY – Do you have a wall that needs some color? The Broome County Planning and Economic Development Department is calling for walls to identify sites for the next round of the iDistricts public art program of murals and mosaics. The goal of this program is to create more public art in our community with a series of murals and mosaics in Broome County Innovation Districts (iDistricts). The selected properties would be scheduled for a public art installation in the summer of 2022.

Broome County Director Jason Garnar said: “The first mural installation under this program generated a lot of excitement from the community and established a new landmark in downtown Binghamton. . Broome County is delighted to offer this opportunity for iDistrict landowners to transform the walls into important cultural focal points within our communities.

To be considered for the program, the walls must be located within one of the boundaries of the iDistrict and visible from the public right-of-way; a map of eligible areas is available on the project site. Many factors including, but not limited to, the location, visibility, size, historic character of the building, surface conditions and site accessibility will be assessed when determining the site for public art.

Homeowners selected to participate in the program will need to work closely with project partners to coordinate / implement the project, make a deal with Broome County, prepare the wall to accept the artwork, maintain the work of art in good condition for at least ten (10) years and obtain all permits and approvals required for the project. The building owner / company will not receive any compensation for the creation or exhibition of the art.

The iDistricts Murals and Mosaics Public Art Program is a collaborative effort of the Broome County Planning Department, Broome County Council of the Arts, New York State, City of Binghamton, the village of Endicott and the village of Johnson City. The iDistricts Murals and Mosaics public art program is made possible through financial support from the Upstate New York Revitalization Initiative and the Greater Binghamton Fund.

To learn more about the iDistricts Murals and Mosaics Public Art Program and to submit a call for walls interest form, visit https://gobromecounty.com/planning/art. Questions can be directed to Senior Planner Stephanie Brewer at 607-778-2114.

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